MOUNTAIN rescue teams had a very busy Saturday with five separate calls.

The first saw Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team deployed to rescue a 70-year-old man who was stuck on Pendle Hill, having walked there from Nelson.

He had sustained a lower leg injury he was stretchered off to the awaiting ambulance.

The next call out saw the team called to a farm in Cliviger, to a patient who was having difficulty breathing.

This patient had received a positive coronavirus test so additional precautions were taken.

Whilst one of the team paramedics treated the casualty, some additional gritting by residents and team members meant that the ambulance was able to get to the farm and once it arrived a handover was made with the crew so they could transfer the casualty to hospital for further care.

At third incident occurred just as many team members made it home, when at 4.45pm for a photographer who had sustained a lower leg injury whilst walking around Watergrove Reservoir, Wardle, Rochdale. needed to be rescued.

Then at 5.15pm, just as the team were deploying to the previous incident, one vehicle along with a selection of other team members were redirected to the Nick o Pendle where there were reports of a sledding incident.

As team members arrived on scene the casualty had been assisted to a family members’ vehicle to get transported onto hospital.

This re-tasking turned out to be the fifth and final incident of the day when at 5.35pm the team were deployed to another sledding casualty in Darwen.

A spokesperson for the team said: “With all of these incidents can we please pass on our thanks and gratitude to other members of the public who have helped keep casualties warm and assisted the team in finding them as quickly as possible.”

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